Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States, serving from 1829 to 1837. He is one of the most influential figures in American history, and his legacy continues to be felt today. As a military leader, he served as Major General during the War of 1812 and led an army to victory at the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815. His term as president saw sweeping changes in U.S. government policy, including Indian removal and expansion into western territories (like Florida and Texas) that would eventually become part of our nation's landscape. The era has since been referred to as "Jacksonian Democracy," reflecting his commitment to individual liberty and equality for all citizens regardless of race or gender. He also championed increased executive power over Congress, which helped shape our current system with its checks-and-balances approach between the branches of the government. Beyond politics, Jackson left behind a lasting cultural impact by popularizing new forms of entertainment such as horse racing and cockfighting among Americans during his presidency – activities that remain popular even now.